Guitar games are a type of genre that was made famous in console platform, especially with the entire external controller made to look like musical instruments. Facebook has a few musical games, but this one is one of the few that really catch my attention. In this review, Mabel Games will take a quick look at Guitar God (Do not mistaken this game with the PS2 platform version with the same name), developed by Metrogames, the same company that brought you the addictive game Typing Maniac.
The game starts off with a very simple character creation screen. Once you have done the necessary, players will then be taken to the main screen.
On the main screen, players will have a couple of options to choose upon. (Play game, Shops, Challenge and Invites) First we will look into the Main Game. In Guitar God, the game is relatively easy to pick up by anyone as the game only utilize 5 keys on your keyboard (A, S, D, F and G) F95ZONE . I said it is easy to pick up, but to really master the game; players will have to be fast on their eye and fingers reflexes.
The game works by providing the player with a guitar platform where color disc will drop down as the music plays. Players will then have to quickly hit the correct keys on the keyboard to score and to pass the level. This is where the game really put the player’s reflexes to the challenge. During the beginning of the game it may look very easy to play this game, but due to how the developers design the game, the keys are really sensitive. Even a slightest touch, the game will detect it as a move, causing the missed or mistake thus making the player lose valuable points. Furthermore, the game moves rather fast depending on the type of songs you choose. It took me and my friend both a few tries before both of us was able to get the hang of the game, however till then we still make mistake as we go by.
The special thing about this game is that during the gameplay, player will notice 2 load screens. One will be for the game, while the other one will connect directly to YouTube. Once the loading completed, player will notice a screen in front of the platform. This is like a life telecast from YouTube on the songs that you will be playing. The streaming is rather smooth and players will feel like they are playing with the live bands as they do their performance. Most of the songs are very nice and easy while some are very hard to follow.
The game also comes in 4 different types of difficulties and this will put player wits to the test. Each of the difficulties will have different songs to play and different keys to use. Easy will only release 3 keys for user to play with while on Hard more all keys will be unlock and the music it plays will be fast and requires players to be super accurate with the keyboard. Advisable to start with easy for all new players as it took us sometime before we actually move to the more difficult settings.
Now after you are done with the main game, we look into challenge mode. Nothing much about this part of the gameplay it is still the same except you will be going head to head with your friends.
Players can also choose how their avatar looks like in the game. This is just like an eye candy to the game as the players can only customize a few items like cloths and the music instruments they use. This version had yet to allow player to customize their player’s physical look just yet.
The game graphic is done very well and very pretty to look at. Although the character themselves represent the Japanese Chibi like, but players will be too busy bashing the buttons on their keyboard to notice the graphic. Addition to that the implementation of YouTube video into the game is a brilliant move, too bad that only your friends will have time to look at it while you will have to focus all your attention to the color discs.